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LAST1987GN
09-28-2007, 12:51 AM
I heard tonight that the "BRF" 200R4 is done. Hopefully the swap will take place next week some time. :TU:
Any tips or things to look out, feel free to comment.

LAST1987GN
09-30-2007, 09:37 PM
No tips or short cuts or things to look out for? :DOU:
Okay, I will post if I run into trouble. :BLAST:


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70 gsconvt
09-30-2007, 10:00 PM
I did a blow by blow of my installation. Here's a link: http://v8buick.com/showthread.php?t=68307

TXGS
09-30-2007, 11:20 PM
Is it a floor shift of column shift. I have done it on a column shift car if you need advice.

LAST1987GN
10-01-2007, 12:15 AM
Thank you Phil S, I had read your thread and will be using it as a guide, should not have any serious problems. Will changing the mufflers from Aero Chambers from Hooker to Flowmasters since the H pipe will have to be moved also.

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LAST1987GN
10-02-2007, 12:38 AM
Everything went smoothly, the new transmission has been installed and just minor fabrication of some brackets will have to be made. The Kick down is connected to the gas pedal, should it be left there or connected to the carb?


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LAST1987GN
10-02-2007, 11:37 PM
The installation is complete, the car runs great. The installation looks like it belongs. I will have to order a shorter driveshaft due to the 12 bolt Posi that was installed and now the 200R4, the yolk is right up against the transmission seal. Also installed the new flowmaster mufflers three inch pipes from the collectors to the mufflers and then 21/2 to the tips.

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LAST1987GN
10-07-2007, 02:24 AM
The GS350 ran great last night enroute to Marcus Dairy and even better on the way home, cooler tempertures :BEERS:

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70 gsconvt
10-07-2007, 06:10 AM
Isn't the overdrive a wonderfull thing!

LAST1987GN
10-07-2007, 09:07 AM
Phil, Yes it is, the car is great on the highways. :YA:

LAST1987GN
10-19-2007, 12:57 AM
Phil, The GS has little problem, the detent cable, keeps coming off at the transmission. That cable appears to be in 90 degree angle as it goes thru the eye on the TV. Is there a trick to keep it from coming off, afraid to bend it, it feels and looks like it will break. :DOU:

LAST1987GN
03-12-2008, 09:29 PM
Phil, The GS has little problem, the detent cable, keeps coming off at the transmission. That cable appears to be in 90 degree angle as it goes thru the eye on the TV. Is there a trick to keep it from coming off, afraid to bend it, it feels and looks like it will break. :DOU:

Phil, would I have to change the plunger? Get a longer cable and attach to the carb with a bracket?

cacmanjr
03-13-2008, 01:14 AM
The TV cable should be connected to the carburetor. The gas pedal may be pulling it too far, causing it to disconnect at the trans. There are adaptors for the different makes of carbs. I have never had it happen, but it is said the even a little driving with the TV cable misadjusted will ruin the trans. I am changing from an Edelbrock 1910 850 cfm quadrajet to a holley double pumper and had to by the "correction kit" for the holley. Hope this helps.

TheFly
03-13-2008, 04:16 AM
If your having problems I have heard allot of good about them easyTV kits.

LAST1987GN
03-14-2008, 12:36 AM
Thanks Guys, getting a TV kit from Bowties with the correct bracket for the carb, #7029240 :YA:

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LAST1987GN
07-15-2008, 11:08 PM
Thanks Guys, getting a TV kit from Bowties with the correct bracket for the carb, #7029240 :YA:

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The kit from Bowties, one has to do modifications to the carb, by changing the throttle shaft linkage to a Chevy one, (NOT) for it to work. Change the TV to a steel one and appears to be working fine.

LAST1987GN
07-20-2008, 09:41 PM
The GS ran like a top at the Syracuse Nationals, only used a 1/4 tank in 3 days of cruising from the hotel to the fair grounds :YA:

LAST1987GN
08-12-2008, 12:31 AM
Took the GS to the Latin Cruisers Show at Saint John's Hospital in Yonkers this pass Sunday. On the way home the car ran faultlessly, the transmission is working perfectly. had a few kills on the Taconic Parkway, 1967 GTO, one maxima, one jetta GTI :YA: :YA: :YA: :TU: